Friday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured -16.2 C with 15 km/h winds gusting to 28 km/h out of the north and a -24 wind chill.
That was a brutal wake-up call.
I’m an idiot (in case you didn’t know) and forget to set my alarm correctly this morning which made the first few minutes of my day a bit hectic. I fumbled out of bed and stumbled up the stairs to the let the dogs outside but opening the door I quickly realized we’re not in Kansas anymore. A -24 wind chill? What the heck? I did not see that coming. It’s certainly not brutal cold like we had earlier this month but it’s also a far cry from the 7 C we got just yesterday. Needless to say I’m plenty awake now.
Anyway, I see we got some snow. Forecasters are calling for 2 cm today with a slight chance of flurries basically all day while the winds are expected to die down later this morning. We’re looking at a high of -8 C today and highs below freezing for the weekend. Looks like we might see some snow again Sunday before temperatures are expected climb back up to 8 C Monday. Up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right. Is that our forecast or a Nintendo cheat code?
Does Lisa need a coat (and mittens)?
I don’t want to tell you how to live your life, Lisa. But I would recommend a coat and mittens. Just saying. Just saying.
Today: Flurries ending late this morning then mainly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High -8 C. Wind chill -18 this morning and -13 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low.
Tonight: Mainly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -13 C. Wind chill -13 this evening and -19 overnight.
Tomorrow: Clearing in the morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 4 C. Wind chill -19 in the morning and -8 in the afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Cloudy overnight. Low -8 C.
Sunrise: 7:28 a.m.
Sunset: 6:05 p.m.
Average High: -1 C
Average Low: -11 C
Max: 7.1 C
Min: -5.5 C
Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm
On This Day (1996-2019)
Highest temperature: 15.3 C (2016)
Lowest temperature: -28.8 C (2019)
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